DMV Recognizes Jurisdictions With No Traffic Fatalities in 2019 and 2020: Virginia Communities Prove Zero Deaths Is Possible
The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has recognized several jurisdictions across Virginia that achieved zero traffic deaths in 2019 and/or 2020. Virginia is an active participant in the national “Toward Zero Deaths” initiative, which brings together engineering, enforcement, education and emergency medical services professionals to work toward a goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities. In an effort to change public perception that traffic fatalities are unavoidable, DMV annually recognizes jurisdictions that achieved zero traffic fatalities. This year, jurisdictions achieving this status in 2019
are also included as the pandemic preempted last year’s recognition.
The jurisdictions that achieved zero deaths in 2019 only are Alleghany County, and the cities of Covington, Harrisonburg and Staunton. The jurisdictions that achieved zero traffic deaths in 2020 only include Highland County, and the Cities of Colonial Heights, Emporia, Galax, Radford, Salem and Waynesboro.
The following jurisdictions achieved zero traffic deaths in both 2019 and 2020: Craig County, and the Cities of Buena Vista, Falls Church, Franklin, Hopewell, Lexington, Manassas Park, Norton and
The jurisdictions that have achieved zero traffic deaths for at least five consecutive years include the Cities of Buena Vista, Falls Church, Hopewell, Lexington, Manassas Park, and Norton. Finally, the City of Buena Vista achieved zero traffic deaths for 10 consecutive years.
To learn more about Virginia’s goal to achieve zero traffic deaths, visit https://tzdva.org/.